PM's Performance Machine | 2014 Harley-Davidson Dyna Street Bob

This parts mule’s a dime that turns on one too

2014 Harley-Davidson Dyna Street Bob FXDB

2014 Harley-Davidson Dyna Street Bob FXDB

Photo: John Zamora

For a bike that's been built up, it sure looks stripped down, doesn't it? Performance Machine chose this 2014 Harley Dyna Street Bob as its spokesmodel and catalog cover girl. One glance reveals the obvious: She's svelte and had some work done.
Writers kick “less is more” around like a kid in glasses in a ’70s grade school whenever we talk about stripped-down, minimalist bikes. While that stereotype rings true, in this case I'd say less is more because more is more. Here's what I mean.

Performance Machine Custom Handlebars

Performance Machine Custom Handlebars

Photo: John Zamora

Performance Machine aimed for a bare-bones bike done as completely as possible in its parts. That's why you choose a no-frills ride like a Street Bob for a project like this. All of the parts PM used in this project align and enhance that minimalism: The chopped front fender and quarter fairing got jobs on this bike because they're no-nonsense parts that also look good in their own right. This is the overall theme (if there is one) to this Dyna.
The motor bears this out. The crew at Performance Machine wanted their catalog pony to be a rider's ride—the sort of hot rod you or I would build in our home garages. All the company did was bolt on a Vance & Hines 2-into-1 exhaust and one of its own JET air cleaners. It's exactly the sort of stage one upgrade most of us do straight off of the showroom floor.

Vance & Hines 2-into-1 SS Pro Pipe (Modified)

Vance & Hines 2-into-1 SS Pro Pipe (Modified)

Photo: John Zamora

Your typical homebuilder doesn't have a frame jig lying around, so cutting and welding the chassis wasn't in the cards for the project. Reinventing it as a roller, however, was. PM added 13.5-inch Progressive Suspension shocks and its own front suspension and Dixon wheels to do that. Naturally, the carpet matches the drapes. PM's Dixon pulley and rotors pull the bike's look together in their own subtle way.

Progressive 970 Series 13.5-in. shocks

Progressive 970 Series 13.5-in. shocks

Photo: John Zamora

On the controls side, the changes are obvious. PM chose mini-apes for this Dyna, which works really well. The bars are a clear custom nod to chopperdom but don't overpower the profile of the bike by reaching to the sky. There's a time and bike for mega-apes. I just don't think they'd look nearly as good on this Street Bob. The hand and foot controls are, of course, PM Contour pieces.
In keeping with the garage-builder vibe, Performance Machine didn't go crazy on the bodywork. The tank and rear fender are the stock originals, though the front fender is a Roaring Toyz FL tire hugger that the company modified for use with this project.

2014 Harley-Davidson Dyna Street Bob FXDB

2014 Harley-Davidson Dyna Street Bob FXDB

Photo: John Zamora

All of these changes add up to a stripped-down rider's bike that's chock-full of custom. That's what I mean by a bike that's been built up that sure looks stripped down. Performance Machine chose this 2014 Harley Dyna Street Bob as its spokesmodel and chose very well.

Performance Machine one-off mid-controls

Performance Machine one-off mid-controls

Photo: John Zamora

Performance Machine 21 x 3.5-in. Dixon Wheel

Performance Machine 21 x 3.5-in. Dixon Wheel

Photo: John Zamora

Mustang Seat Avenger 2-up Seat

Mustang Seat Avenger 2-up Seat

Photo: John Zamora

Performance Machine Array Gas Cap

Performance Machine Array Gas Cap

Photo: John Zamora

2014 Harley-Davidson Dyna Street Bob FXDB

2014 Harley-Davidson Dyna Street Bob FXDB

Photo: John Zamora

Performance Machine Contour Controls w/ CAN bus controller

Performance Machine Contour Controls w/ CAN bus controller

Photo: John Zamora

Performance Machine 4-piston Radial Caliper

Performance Machine 4-piston Radial Caliper

Photo: John Zamora

Specifications
General
Owner Performance Machine
Shop Performance Machine
Shop Phone (800) 479-4037
Website performancemachine.com
Year/Make/Model 2014/Harley-Davidson/Dyna Street Bob FXDB
Fabrication Performance Machine
Build Time 3 weeks
Engine
Year/Type/Size 2014/Twin Cam/103
Builder Stock
Cases Stock
Cylinders Stock
Heads Stock
Rocker Boxes Stock
Cams Stock
Throttle Body Stock
Exhaust Vance & Hines 2-into-1 SS Pro Pipe (Modified)
Air Cleaner Performance Machine JET
Transmission
Year/Type 2014/Cruise Drive
Gears 6-speed stock
Clutch H-D
Primary Drive Performance Machine Contour Primary
Frame
Year/Type Stock
Rake/Stretch Stock
Suspension
Front End Progressive Monotube Cartridge Kit
Fork Leg Performance Machine 49mm Fork Legs (Modified from FLH Legs)
Fork Tube Top Line Tubes Black Coated
Rear Progressive 970 Series 13.5-in. shocks
Wheels, Tires, and Brakes
Front
Builder/Size Performance Machine 21 x 3.5-in. Dixon
Tire/Size 120/70-21 Metzeler ME880
Calipers Performance Machine 4-piston Radial Caliper
Rotors Performance Machine 13-in. Dixon Rotors
Rear
Builder/Size Performance Machine 18 x 5.5-in. Dixon
Tire/Size 180/55-18 Metzeler ME880
Caliper Performance Machine 125 x 4 Drive-Side Brake Caliper
Rotor Performance Machine 11.5-in. Dixon Rotor
Pulley Performance Machine 66T Dixon Pulley
Finish/Paint
Colors Blue/Silver
Paint/Graphics AirTrix
Plating/Polishing Performance Machine
Powdercoating Specialized Coating HB
Accessories
Front Fender Roaring Toyz 21-inch FL Fender (Modified)
Rear Fender Stock
Swingarm Trac Dynamics
Gas Tank Stock
Dash Stock
Gauges Stock
Horn Cover Performance Machine Array
Cam Cover Performance Machine Drive
Rocker Cover Performance Machine Drive
Trans Cover Performance Machine Drive
Clutch Cover Performance Machine Scallop
Handlebars Performance Machine Custom
Grips Performance Machine Contour Renthal Wrapped
Mirrors Performance Machine Vision Series Arrow
Hand Controls Performance Machine Contour Controls w/ CAN bus controller
Foot Controls Performance Machine one-off mid-controls
Footpegs Performance Machine Contour rubber-wrapped pegs
Toe Pegs Performance Machine Contour rubber-wrapped shift peg
Fuel Cap Performance Machine Array
Fuel Gauge Performance Machine
Headlight Harley-Davidson Day Maker
Taillight RSD Tracker signals
Turn Signals RSD Tracker signals
License Mount RSD Vertical Tag Bracket (modified)
Seat Mustang Seat Avenger 2-up
Skid Plate Speed Merchant

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